Lovers Open Fire ‘Circa’
Welsh Psych rockers Lovers Open Fire have a new single which is out April 18th and its a scorching track and deserves its place on the Playlist. Fuzzy, sharp guitars complimented by dark, atmospheric vocals make for outstanding results, a real spine-tingler. Signed on the brilliant Wrexham label DWOH records, this four piece popularity is set to rise in 2016, look out for them at Focus Wales next month too, seeing them is a must!
The Speed Of Sound ‘Shut All The Clubs’
Next on the playlist are Manchester Alt-Rock maestros The Speed of Sound with their striking new single released March 28th. Originally gigging around the late 80s and early 90s this Manchester act has sprung back to live in recent years and are certainly making up for lost time. Now back to the original male/female vocal arrangement, this foursome combine spikey guitars with perfectly executed vocal harmonies with this excellent track. 2016 looks set to bring many rewards with album plans and plenty of live dates, The Speed Of Sound showing the young kids how its done and succeeding!
Red Light Effect ‘Sunflower State’
A return to the Playlist for Manchester Indie band Red Light Effect with their glorious new track which looks set to continue their surge onto to bigger and better things. This track is the follow up to the well recieved single ‘Phosphorus’ which gained radio play and plenty of plaudits. The Salford foursome create atmospheric tones with bruising beats and melodic Lyrics that leave you reeling and this track looks set to open many more doors for these chaps.
Ethan & The Reformation ‘Free From Everything’
Psych Rock has been a theme on Playlist recently and not many bands do it better than this next band. Manchester 5 piece Ethan & The Reformation have more 60s swagger and exhurbance you can shake a stick at and this track is a 7 minute journey into the very depths of what made that type of music so desirable, yet refreshing the genre and sitting it perfectly next to more modern day music. Following on from the success of debut single ‘Hollandia’ its no surprise they have managed a sold out gig at The Eagle Inn, Salford and dont expect that to be the last time they achieve such a feat.
Finally on this weeks Playlist are Manchester’s newest Post-punk act set to breakthrough onto the local scene, the excellent Move. The latest demo track they have shared with us is this feverish track, hynoptic beats, piercing riffs and gritty vocals all make for a crowd pleasing tune and a live favourite for sure. Its going to be busy time for the lads with a set alongside MIMR faves Horsebeach for RSD tomorrow (16th April) plus a slot at next month’s Sounds From The Other City Festival sharing the stage with the excellent Church Party. With killer tracks like this tho it wont be long till they are the band on everyone’s lips, get on board!